Our DIY Podcast Studio is improved with a new professional recorder: the RØDECaster Pro II. The new equipment is easy to use for beginners (with the provided manual to get you started) but also offers exciting opportunities for more experienced audio content creators. Combining revolutionary features with superior sound quality, endless customisability, and unmatched ease of use, the RØDECaster Pro II is all you will ever need to record incredible audio for your content.

You can find more information on booking our DIY Podcast Studio and all manuals and instructions on our website. The instructions help you prepare for your session at the DIY Podcast Studio to make the most out of your booked time slot.


What is the DIY Podcast Kit and how do I use it?

Take your show on the road! Want to be more flexible in where you record your podcast, audio or interview? But still want your recording to be of good quality? Book one of our new DIY Podcast Kits!

The DIY Podcast Kit is a small case with equipment that will help you make a high quality audio recording. With the kit, you can take your podcast to a higher level, while still recording with an easy to use tool.

In the kit, you will find:

  • A ZoomH6 or ZoomH4 Audio recorder
  • A powerbank and cable
  • SD card and adapter

The kit comes in an easy-to-carry flight case and includes an instruction leaflet. Please make sure to take care of the equipment so that the next user can work with the kit as well. Report any damages that may occur when returning the kit at the Library Information Desk


How to book a DIY Podcast Kit

Reserve a kit in advance, to ensure one is available at the time you need it!

To book a kit, contact us via Ask Your Librarian. Let us know if you want to pick up the kit at the Inner City Library or at the Randwyck Library. It will be ready for you at the Information Desk at your booked time.

There are two kits available: 1 (Zoom H4) at the Inner City Library, and 1(Zoom H6) at the Randwyck Library. You can borrow a kit for 72 hours at a time using your UM card. Opening hours for picking up and returning the kit are Monday to Friday from 08.30 to 17.00.


Recording a podcast:

Know what you want to talk about.

Carefully select a location for your recording. The Zoom audio recorders cancel out some of the surrounding noises but not all of them. Editing those sounds out later can be difficult. Make sure to point the recorder at the source of the sound.

A tip: If you record your podcast at home, try using a box or a closet for better audio quality.

Find the podcast preparation manual under the tab “Audio production manuals” on our website.

Curious to know how the DIY Podcast Studio can contribute to your academic career? Watch the “UM Library Deep Dive” video, in which Constance Sommery (Director Diversity Office), Darian Meacham (Associate Professor of Philosophy at FASoS), and Charlotte van Gompel (student FHML) share their experiences with the use of our DIY Podcast Studio.